West Sole Gas Fields

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Perenco
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Southern North Sea
  • Production start: 1967
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The group includes West Sole, Hyde (048/06), Hoton (048/07b) and Newsham (048/07) gas fields
  • The West Sole development includes 5 platforms, WA Main Platform, WAP Platform & WAS Platform are manned whilst WB Platform & WC Platform are unmanned
  • Hyde uses a single small steel unmanned platform
  • The Seven Seas Gas Field is a subsea tie back to West Sole Alpha
  • Hoton includes a Normally Unmanned Installation (NUI) which exports gas unprocessed to Easington through a 11.7km, 8" tie back to the 24" West Sole export gas pipeline
  • Gas is sent to be processed at the Easington Gas Processing Terminal


  • FoundOcean: Grouting for West Sole WA & WB
  • Saipem: Hyde production platform T&I


  • 1967 - Government approval granted for the development
  • 1992 - Hyde development approved
  • 1993 - Hyde platform installed
  • 1995 - Newsham development approved
  • 2001 - Hoton development approved
  • 2012 - Perenco acquired the fields from BP



  1. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  2. List Of Oil and Gas Production Platforms In The UK
  3. FoundOcean Subsea References
  4. Saipem Europe Fixed Offshore Production Facilities Project R
  5. Licence P 001 - Licence Having Effect Under The Petroleum Act 1998
  6. BP Agrees Sale of Southern Gas Assets to Perenco

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